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President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide, the country’s electoral commission has announced. Partial results of Friday’s election gave him 98% of the votes, it said. Mr Kagame’s supporters, who say that he has brought stability and economic development after the horrors...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates and is now the richest person in the world, with a fortune topping $90 billion for the first time ever. When markets opened on Thursday, Bezos had a net worth of $90.6 billion, putting him $500 million ahead of Microsoft founder Bill...
US President Donald Trump says transgender people cannot serve in "any capacity" in the military. He tweeted that he had consulted with military experts and cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption". The Obama administration decided last year to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military. But in June, Defence Secretary...
North Korea will launch a “powerful nuclear hammer” at the “heart” of the United States if President Trump attempts a regime change in Pyongyang, North Korea’s state news agency has warned. The statement comes amid heightening tension between the two nations, including a recent intercontinental ballistic missile launch showing the...
New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce. Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, as part of a £3bn package of...
Police in Connecticut said two men were arrested for attempting to buy cocaine from an officer at a police station -- appropriately located on High Street Hartford Police Department Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley posted a photo Monday to Twitter showing a portion of an "Unusual Occurrence Report" detailing an...
Nigeria has the largest number of children in the world who are not being educated, the government has said. Acknowledging the scale of the problem the education ministry's permanent secretary Adamu Hussaini said it was "sad to note" that Nigeria had 10.5 million children out of school. This is the first...
A US federal judge on Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the country. The development marks the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case. US District Judge from Michigan Mark Goldsmith, granted a preliminary injunction requested by lawyers from...
A Brazilian woman accused of carrying out illegal silicon implant procedures has been killed in a suspected revenge attack. Marcilene Soares Gama, 49, had been accused by clients of using industrial silicone for buttock enlargement. At the time of her death she faced court action over charges she pretended to be...
A Nigerian state governor says he expects President Muhammadu Buhari to return home from the UK within the next two weeks. Governor Rochas Okorocha was a member of a delegation who met the president in London on Sunday. Mr Buhari has been receiving treatment in the UK for an unspecified illness. His...
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